I Have A Dream Rhetorical Devices

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” is a well-known speech document which demonstrates the influence and power rhetoric can have upon an audience. This speech was created and delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. King uses a large variety of rhetorical devices including metaphorical imagery, symbolism, and the use of impactful diction to inspire the audience. These strategies help to present ethos, pathos, and logos to King’s audience in order to understand his purpose and message. Martin Luther King Jr. begins his speech stating how grateful he was for everyone who had attended “the greatest demonstration of freedom”, this strong use of diction helps to develop both an emotional and
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